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UPDATE: 43-Year-Old Man Killed in Trenton Mass Casualty Shooting


“ By: Richard L. Smith 

Authorities from the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a shooting on the 200 block of Hamilton Avenue last night. 

According to The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, at approximately 10:28 p.m., Trenton Police were dispatched to 266 Hamilton Avenue on a report of shots fired with multiple people shot. 

Police officers located three victims suffering from gunshot wounds and learned a fourth victim was transported by personal vehicle to the hospital. 

According to police, the first victim, Mr. Ralph Conquest, 43, of Lawrence, was pronounced deceased at Capital Health Regional Medical Center at approximately 1:53 a.m.  

Another male victim remains in the hospital in critical condition.   

Police said two other victims, a male and a female, are being treated for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to the hand and the leg. 

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.   

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406.  Information can also be emailed to